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Column: Way Down East: A Lasting Look at Silent Film’s Potential

D.W. Griffith’s Way Down East, released  on September 3, 1920, uses its first intertitle to deem itself “A Simple Story of Plain People.” While this statement may serve to make its melodramatic plot accessible to audiences of plain people, the film itself is anything but ordinary. 319 more words


The Man Who Talked too Much, 1940 (**1/2)

The Man who Talked too Much is the not-very-clever re-titling of The Mouthpiece (1932), made and remade by Warner Brothers. Who is this man who talks too much? 1,115 more words

Movie Reviews

Classmates (1924)

Madge Evans and  Richard Barthelmess in Classmates (1924) via


Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Candice Bergen, actress & producer (1946- )

Charlotte Granville, actress (1860-1942)
Richard Barthelmess, actor (1895-1963)
Francis Carpenter, actor (1910-1973)
Albert Finney, actor (1936- )

Classic Hollywood Birthdays

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Been watching a lot of Cary Grant films lately. Only Angels Have Wings is quite different from many I’ve seen in that the primary romance really takes a back seat to other inter-character relationships and the central plot. 208 more words


"I'd like to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair."

Bad girl Bette Davis and working boy Richard Barthelmess in Cabin in the Cotton (1932) 

CICLO WESTERN | The Spoilers (Los Usurpadores) 1942

Es curioso como con los años la palabra spoiler se ha convertido en uno de los vocablos más utilizados en el mundo del celuloide y la pequeña pantalla, y es que entendemos que spoiler se cuando alguien o algo anticipa la trama y el desenlace de una película, libro u obra. 516 more words